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Zeke, Zac, Zain and other Z names.

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blueberryink Tue 13-Sep-11 00:20:25

DH has a desire to have a Z boys name but I'm not completely sold. But what do you think of these?

Zeke
Zac (Zak/Zack/Zach) or Zachariah (or variants)
Zain (Zayn/Zaine/Zane)
Zaid
Zavier
Zeff
Zeb/Zebedee

MelinaM Tue 13-Sep-11 00:25:53

Ezekiel -Zeke would be nice?

Zain, Zaid, Zavier (Xavier) and Zeff are awful!

Zebedee, is that not a character from The Magic Roundabout? grin

blueberryink Tue 13-Sep-11 00:29:22

Yep he was the jack-in-the-box but he is also the father of StJohn and StJames

meditrina Tue 13-Sep-11 00:31:02

I think Zachariah/Zakariya is lovely, and has good nn potential.

Zebedee would make me think "Magic Roundabout", Zeke/Zico both strike me as nns for Eziekiel, Zane doesn't do it for me (sorry) nor does Zaid. I've never come across Zeff, and would be concerned it would be taken as something kr8ive (which might not bother you, of course). Xavier isn't a "z" name, really.

You might also like to think about: Zadok, Zarathustra, Zeno, Zlatan and Zdenko?

PrettyCandles Tue 13-Sep-11 00:53:12

Zeke, Zac and variants - like. Nice, strong names.

Zain, Zaid, Zavier, Zeff - dislike (unless you spelled it Xavier)

Zebedee - not so keen, but Zeb - like. If the Magic Roundabout link bothers you, you could always name him Zebedee but call him Zeb.

What about Zadok, Zebulun, Zeus, Zeno, Zoltan or Ziv? They're all real names.

Actually, I quite like Zeno.

letspickgoogleberries Tue 13-Sep-11 01:14:28

Zeke, Zac or Zane are fine
Zaid, Zavier, Zeff - nope horrible
Zeb I really like. and would our DC generation get the magic roundabout about Zebedee.

I also like Zeno.

tammytoby Tue 13-Sep-11 07:09:17

Zebedee nickname Zeb is lovely. No idea what the magic roundabout is...

Cereal Tue 13-Sep-11 07:35:12

Zeke - nice as short for Ezekiel
Zac (Zak/Zack/Zach) or Zachariah - like Zach as nn for Zachariah or Zachary
Zain (Zayn/Zaine/Zane) - don't like
Zaid - don't like
Zavier - would spell Xavier
Zeff - dislike
Zeb/Zebedee - like, underused Biblical name

BonnieWeeJeannieMcCall Tue 13-Sep-11 11:15:23

tammytoby, the magic roundabout is/was a children's programme, with a jack-in-the-box called Zebedee. Every episode ended with "Time for Bed!" says Zebedee; "Brush your teeth" says Florence. (Florence was a flower eating cow in a hat.)

I also would spell Xavier with an "X"

Definitely not "Zeff" - if I met a Zeff, I'd assume he was a Geoff with a lisp.

I know two Zanders, both nn for Alexander, but it works as a name in its own right too, I think.

MelinaM Tue 13-Sep-11 12:32:14

Thank yousmile

Zeff reminds me of Zephyr ..another possibility perhaps?

mayanna123 Tue 13-Sep-11 13:37:03

My favourite is Zeb - cool and underused. I think most kids wouldn't have a clue who Zebedee from the magic roundabout is. And even if they do, so what. What about Florence the flower - nobody is put off that name?

I don't like Zac/Zach as it sounds so harsh and incomplete to my ears. Already used quite a lot as well.

So, I'd go for Zebedee, nickname Zeb!

jellybeans Tue 13-Sep-11 14:26:22

Zeke.... OK
Zac (Zak/Zack/Zach) or Zachariah (or variants)...GREAT
Zain (Zayn/Zaine/Zane)...OK
Zaid....NO
Zavier....NO NO
Zeff....NO NO NO
Zeb/Zebedee.....OK TO ZEB
Zeph....OK

GlaikitFizzog Tue 13-Sep-11 14:30:49

There was a Zephyr in the year above me at school, he was loverlee <swoons>

mayanna123 Tue 13-Sep-11 14:54:37

Ooh, Zephyr is lovely too!

mathanxiety Tue 13-Sep-11 16:02:11

Zeke -- nice if short for Ezekiel
Zac (Zak/Zack/Zach) or Zachariah -- Zakariah or Zachariah lovely and Zac/Zak is a nice nn.
Zain -- Zane is nice (Zane Grey western novels are a happy memory).
Zaid -- depends on pronunciation and whether you have a middle eastern heritage.
Zavier -- should be spelled Xavier, so not really a Z name.
Zeff -- no
Zeb/Zebedee -- nice. Only old people people above a certain age will recall TMR

There's also Isaac, which could give the nn Zac, and Zacchaeus.

Also:
Zoran
Zubin
Zedekiah

Avinalarf Tue 13-Sep-11 21:39:27

The only one I like is Zeke, short for Ezekiel. Zac is dull and the others are all try hard and sound quite made up, to be honest.

greenzebra Tue 13-Sep-11 22:30:04

just found this list of Z names on Name berry.

Zabe
Zac
Zaccheus
Zach
Zachalie
Zachariah
Zacharias
Zachary
Zade
Zaden
Zadock
Zadornin
Zafar
Zahavi
Zahir
Zahn
Zailey
Zair
Zaire
Zak
Zaki
Zakk
Zako
Zale
Zalmai
Zalman
Zamiel
Zamir
Zan
Zander
Zandy
Zane
Zared
Zarney
Zarren
Zavid
Zavier
Zayd
Zayden
Zbigniew
Zeb
Zebedee
Zebediah
Zebulon
Zebulun
Zed
Zedekiah
Zeke
Zeki
Zelig
Zell
Zelmo
Zen
Zeno
Zenobios
Zeo
Zephaniah
Zephyr
Zephyrin
Zeppelin
Zero
Zerrick
Zeru
Zesiro
Zeus
Zevadiah
Zevi
Zevon
Zeév
Zhivago
Zia
Ziggy
Zikomo
Zimran
Zinc
Zinedine
Zion
Ziv
Ziven
Zohar
Zoilo
Zola
Zoltan
Zooey
Zophar
Zorion
Zubin
Zuri
Zvi
Zyler


Didnt realise there was so many, I quite like Zaid, my friend thought about it for her DS1.

BikeRunSki Tue 13-Sep-11 22:36:55

The Magic Roundabout cow was Ermintrude, Florence was a little girl.

I love Zaccheus.

Zowie?

rachyconks Tue 13-Sep-11 22:39:25

Zennor is a place name, but I have a friend with a DS (4) called this.
smile

fairieswearboots Tue 13-Sep-11 22:39:46

Re magic roundabout - Florence was the little girl , the cow was Ermintrude
smile
I like Zeke, because he is a cowboy .

scaevola Tue 13-Sep-11 22:40:37

Xander is a nn for Alexander. Zander is a fish.

fairieswearboots Tue 13-Sep-11 22:42:22

ah bikerunski beat me to it. Bit slow at typing, me

Kyrie Tue 13-Sep-11 22:53:13

Zeke - Would need to be nickname for Ezeikial then ok.
Zac (Zak/Zack/Zach) or Zachariah (or variants) - Both fine and ordinary, I prefer Zachary to Zachariah.
Zain (Zayn/Zaine/Zane) - It's quite cool but is in definite chav territory.
Zaid - No quite weird.
Zavier - Awful spelt like that but Xavier is fab and my favourite by miles.
Zeff - I actually laughed out loud at the thought of someone introducing themselves as Zeff.
Zeb/Zebedee - No a bit silly.

TheJiminyConjecture Thu 15-Sep-11 14:41:25

Zebedee is also used as a nn for people who do a lot of coke or speed

theincredibequeenofwands Fri 16-Sep-11 18:25:39

I have a Zacharias, although he tends to refer to himself as Zach which I wasn't keen on but have gotten used to.

Picked it because it was traditional but not heard much around my way.

Zaccheus is my (2nd) favourite from that list.

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